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Monday, August 14, 2006

Happy Birthday to my father! Joyeux Anniversaire Papa!

"Avant cinquante ans on est jeune et beau. Après on est beau". (Jacques Higelin)
"Before 50, we are young and beautiful. After, we are beautiful." (Jacques Higelin)

En l'occasion de l'anniversaire de mon pere, voici un petit couplet venu tout droit de mon enfance. On avait un disque que l'on gardait juste pour cette occasion, peut-etre qu'il s'en rappelle encore...

Because today's my father's birthday, I thought I'd post a little something straight from my childhood. We had a record we kept for just these occasions, maybe he he'll remember the words...

Bon Anniversaire,
Nos voeux les plus sinceres
Que ces quelques fleurs
Vous apportent le bonheur
Que l'annee entiere
Vous sois douce et legere
Et que l'an fini
Nous soyons tous reunis
Pour chanter en coeur
Bon anniversaire!

Happy Birthday
Our most sincere wishes
May these few flowers
Bring you much happiness
May the entire year
Be sweet and lighthearted
And at the end of the year
May we all be reunited
To sing together again
Happy birthday!

Pour les paroles completes de cette chanson en Francais, cliquez ici
(To see the lyrics of this entire song in French click here)

The flowers on the pictures above were photographed at the open market at my father's town, 60km North of Paris, while I was there last June.

Les fleurs que l'on voit sur les photos ci-dessus ont ete photographiees au marche de la ville qu'habite mon pere, lorsque j'y etais en Juin dernier.

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Also, since I'm here, this is a quick note to let everybody know that I have received your emails and I will write back as soon as I can. I am completely swamped lately and even the cool "new" computer I brought home a few weeks ago is still sitting in a corner, unplugged...

Un petit mot très rapide pour dire que je reçois vos e-mails et que je repondrai des que je peux. Je suis complètement débordée en ce moment, et même le bel ordinateur usagé que j'ai rapporté à la maison il y a quelques semaines est toujours dans un coin, débranché.

Anyway, we'll talk to you you all very soon, hopefully.

A très bientot, j'espère!


Anonymous Angelina said...

Merci de prendre le temps de donner de tes nouvelles.
Et surtout, Bon anniversaire à Monsieur!
Je lui souhaite d'en fêter plein d'autres...

12:17 AM  
Blogger buzzgirl said...

Glad to see a post! Happy birthday to your dad...I actually know that song.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Unlike buzzgirl, I don't know the song, so now I do! A big Joyeux Anniversaire to your Papa!

10:02 PM  
Blogger DoctorDentons said...

Glad to see you back...a HappY Birthday to your Father and may he have many more...the weather in NYC is absolutely beautiful.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Thanks guys, I'm sure my Dad will appreciate the post and the comments.

6:27 PM  
Blogger JohnnyParsons said...

I am so glad I decided to check out your blogspace. I love SF though I've only been there 3 times. The photos are terrific and I have fun trying to remember if I have been to some of the places photographed. I remember Giradelli and the huge Hot Fudge sundae I ate. I also remember a huge columned building on top of a hill. Magnifique!

1:43 PM  

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